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#18 Joel Willis
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Garden Grove, CA
High School: Pacifica HS
Experience: 2 Letters

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Currently listed as a wide receiver but has also been a defensive back during his collegiate career in addition to a key member of special teams … changed his uniform to his current No. 18 beginning with 2012 spring workouts after wearing No. 17 in his first season with the program in 2011.

2013: Missed much of spring workouts including the spring game due to injury … listed as one of three players sharing the No. 2 spot at the ‘H’ wide receiver position on the preseason depth chart.

2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 12 games off the bench primarily on special teams but also as a reserve wide receiver … contributed seven tackles … moved from defensive back to wide receiver during spring practices … registered a career-high two tackles in a win over Pac-12 South Division champion UCLA and had one stop each vs. Southern Utah, vs. Arizona State, at Washington State, at Utah and vs. Washington … had two kick returns for 35 yards in the spring game.

2011: Redshirted … did not play.

PACIFICA HS: Listed as the nation's No. 53 "athlete" according to Rivals, while Scout had him as the country's No. 67 cornerback ... SuperPrep listed him as the No. 83 player overall in California/Hawaii/Nevada … ranked No. 75 among all California players by Rivals … a three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout ... an All-Region choice of Prepstar and SuperPrep as a 2010 senior when he posted solid numbers on both sides of the ball with 90 tackles and three forced fumbles on defense, while making 40 catches for 905 yards and running the ball for 345 yards and five touchdowns on offense ... also had three touchdowns on returns during his senior campaign, bringing kickoffs back for scores of 95 and 77 yards, as well as a punt for 75 ... ran for 580 yards and six touchdowns as a 2009 junior, while adding 22 receptions for 289 yards and two scores ... had a hand-timed 4.37 in the 40-yard dash, while his best marks in the 100 and 200 meters are 10.50 and 21.47, recorded during his sophomore track season.

OTHER: Full name is Joel Cameron Willis … born July 2, 1993 … parents are Ray and Joy Willis … intended major is legal studies. 

Tackles: 2 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
LAST UPDATED: July 16, 2013
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